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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
Sep 21, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I gave 500 deposit for 2007 saab 9-3 final otd cost $15,500 in Austin TX. Black with tan leather interior. $14,400 base price 190 total fees 6.25% tax. 34,450 miles 6 speed manual transmission one owned per carfax. Standard equipment with sunroof. Original purchase date april 2007. I called local saab dealer and they told me I do not have to do anything to transfer warranty. My understanding is the car has a balance of up to 4 years or 50k miles bumper to bumper and 100000 miles or 5 years powertrain warranty. Can anyone be so nice and confirm my warranty?
#633 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 [tgozdalski1]
Sep 22, 2009 (5:54 am)
That's correct. How many miles are on it?
Sep 25, 2009 (4:52 am)
After bringing the car home from Austin it has 34,800 miles. I like it; it gobbles highwy miles with ease. At 65MPH rpm is barely over 2000. I did not measure exact gas mileage but it had to be 30 or better with average spped close to 80MPH. My wife noticed it remided her of volkswagen she drove long time ago. Now let's hope it will hold up mechanically.
#635 of 685 Just bought a 07 saab 2.0t with CPO
Sep 29, 2009 (8:03 pm)
Just bought a CPO 07 saab 2.0t from Connecticut dealer. The car has premium package with 32K miles. Settled with 17.5K+dealer fee and tax. It hard to negotiate the price with them, really hard. I had thought the price can drop to 16K, but seems no way. Maybe I am not good at fighting with dealers.
#636 of 685 2006 Aero Sportcombi
Oct 12, 2009 (7:50 pm)
With 27800 miles for $18918 ($17000+1666 sales tax+$252 licensing fees. Got to love King County and Washington State). Car has all options except for the navigation system. Dealer also had to fix minor body damage to rear wheel well and a ding on passenger door. Brake pads were replaced by dealer in June. Factory warranty good until December of 2010. Love the car, my first Saab. Always feel screwed after leaving a dealership, but think I did ok on this one. Car had been on the lot since June, so they wanted it to go I think. Talked to the former owner (local trade) and seemed like a decent person, just needed a bigger car for the family and traded Saab in for a Honda van from the dealer I purchased from (Cadillac of Bellevue).
Oct 28, 2009 (6:11 pm)
So any recent 9-3 purchases?
#638 of 685 Re: Did I do ok [phuckhead]
Oct 28, 2009 (6:50 pm)
i've been looking at several demo 2009 9-3 2.0s w/ comfort. All have b/w 2-6k miles and are going b/w $24k and $25k depending on paint and mileage. Also saw a 2008 CPO 2.0 Touring w/ 8k for $21k. Was leaning towards the 2009 b/c I wanted the sunroof that comes along w/ the comfort. Thoughts? Has anyone else been quoted on a 2009 demo?
Oct 30, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I am currently leasing a Saab 9-3 2.0T limited edition 60th Anniversary 2007. The lease is up in one month. I love love love the car this is my second Saab. I went to dealer to lease another. However, currently they are not leasing cars. They wanted to know if I wanted to finance. The car is in gret condition I am the sole driver it has 21,500 miles. They offered the car to me for $19,997 to purchase and finance. The loan and interest rate was ridicolous. I thought this seemed a lot. Way too much. I enjoy the car but feel to walk away from car and get a 2010 Subaru Legacy.
#640 of 685 Re: 9-3 [dedatkim]
Oct 31, 2009 (6:49 am)
Subaru is a great choice. If you like the eurocar feel -- check out the passat comfort or cc. Jetta is nice but smaller. Check the postings for leases on these cars. Acura tsx and honda accord should also be on your list.
#641 of 685 Re: 9-3 [dedatkim]
Oct 31, 2009 (10:45 am)
The dealer probably doesn't want your car back, they just want to squeeze some more $$ out of your pocket. Saab has a low market share and is in a weak postion market wise now, depite trying to tout themsleves as a prieum brand like BMW or Audi they just can't command the kind of $ those cars do. Check out the Edmunds TMV on the car and offer to buy it for the trade in-value. Depending on your original lease terms I'm sure they'll still be making some money, and they don't have to worry about re-conditioning they car for resale. Also check finance terms through multiple lenders, I just got a 72 month loan from my credit union for 3.99%, the dealers was 6.99%. I plan on paying it off early, but the flexibility of low payments is a +.